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. >> heavy snow and high winds stretching across pennsylvania upstate new york into new england. >> causing a travel nightmare for thousands of people returning home from the holidays. >> we're trying to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive p
of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they may have partners from new york city, they should be aware of this and talk to their providers about potentially getting the vaccine themselves before they travel. >> routine vaccination is recommended for middle and high school students and college students living in dorms. >>> arizona isn't the only state to protest the controversial share fair. california is doing it too. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgency invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. he spoke at a middle school after he received 50 letters from 8th graders questioning him about the immigration rules, but the school canceled the meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps, they called me a racist, so i wanted to meet with t
in pennsylvania, upstate new york and some new england states. thousands are now stranded at airports across the country. >> you can't change it so you take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> in the bay area dozens of flights to the east coast were also grounded. bay area airports have also had days of delays because of rain here and with more rain expected on friday the local flight delays could continue through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>>
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
-like conditions in the nation's heartland could make travel difficult. wendy gillette joins us live from new york city. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service has received reports of 34 tornadoes in four states, now this powerful system is moving east. this is just one of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day. leaving heavy damage. this one roared through alabama -- mobile, alabama tearing down parts of the church and downtown businesses. another twister hit mississippi, blowing insulation into trees and%khç peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> reporter: further east in the state in stone county, theresa and her boyfriend took shelter in their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast-moving storms brought braise -conditions to parts of the country's mid section, causing 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions
up from dallas to new york. more than 400 flights were canceled by this morning. >> new this morning a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. it killed a security guard and two drivers. it injured six civilians. the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of
with no signs of progress. stay with abc7 morning news, 6:30 the opening bell live from the new york stock exchange. 6:45 live to jane king for an update. >>> in a few hours pearl harbor survivors as well as military and coast guard veterans will place a wreath in alameda to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack on the pearl harbor base in hawaii. it will be followed by a 20 within gun salute. more than 2400 americans died when the japanese bombed pearl harbor in a surprise attack december 7th, 1941. the attack helped usher the u.s. into world war ii. 3:45 in afternoon sons and daughters of survivors will attend the 48th annual beacon lighting in honor of pearl harbor day. >>> the iphone is likely coming to t-mobile in the new year, the company says it will add apple products in 2013 the company didn't mention the iphone by name and misses say it is likely the -- >>> san francisco-based site zynga wants a real money gambling experience for users. the company has filed an application for a gambling license with nevada regulators. zynga need as decisional revenue sources interests
right. thank you, lisa. dan harris joins us live from new york to tell us what is coming up on "good morning america." good morning, dan. >> hey, good morning to you. coming up on gma, this morning the mess in the west. i know this is a story for a lot of people to the north of you, they call it the pineapple express. but as you know, it's not as pleasant as it sounds. the weather system that's laidling a series of storms on top of northern cal, and washington. we will have the latest on all of that. and check this out. the holiday crusade. one girl is on a quest. her little boy wants to be a chef for christmas but all the easy bake ovens are two girly. what this young activist is doing about it. she's extraordinary. and the winners, a couple claiming their share of the $588 million power ball jackpot but the mystery continues this morning, who has the other tickets. and we go behind the scenes with the secret santa. an unidentified guy handing out cash to people hit hard from super storm sandy. wait until you see the reaction this man gets. it's an incredible story. hope you will jo
of syracuse, new york are dealing with this. they are waking up to plows working over time, frustrated drivers stuck with no place to go. it is not over yet. meteorologists are worried about what could be the nightmare after christmas. two new storms are moving in. forcasters predicting a white christmas with more snow expected this afternoon and evening. >> yikes! >> beautiful up until it ruins your plans. >>> a lot of people have two cars in new york, one for winter, summer, different lifestyle than what we are used to here. when we are dealing with the rain again tomorrow into possibly thursday, or wednesday just remember that at least we are not dealing with all that snow and the issues that it can cause, good morning. clear from sutro tower towards the east bay hills, live doppler has a few radar returns over the ocean otherwise clearing conditions and a little fog forring don't for bet that especially inland. -- for forget that especially inland. with guerneville going to peak a little over 30 feet, flood stages 32 getting up into that possible cautionary place that some of the smaller o
officers in their schools. chuck sievertson, abc news, new york. >> as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school shield program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> saint anthony's is holding their curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped off bags and hand-knitted mitt tense and carves were available for those in need. it continues today and tomorrow. lisa argen is here now talking about this system that we just can't seem to get out from under. >> yeah, it's on the way. so not everyone experiencing the moderate rain. it's along the coast with gusty winds and light rains in san francisco. we are looking at rain to increase, winds to increase right on through the midmorning hours. in fact into the early afternoon. so just getting underway right now in the north bay. we will have your full forecast
and rambunctious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite player, victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with the angels and knocking halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. marly hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >>> some california lawmakers say it's time for new state laws in hope of preventing tragedies like the one in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more backgr
. >>> at least two firefighters have been shot while responding to a house fire in new york. it happened shortly before 6:00 eastern time near lake ontario. firefighters were shot as they arrived at the scene. one is said to be in satisfactory condition. >> the other's condition is unknown at this hour. firefighters are not fighting the fire right now because they are waiting for police to finish evacuating the area as they search for a shooter. the fire has now spread to other homes. >>> the bickering continues a week away from the fiscal cliff. talks to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts won't resume until thursday. andrew spencer has the very latest. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers says president obama wants the country to fall off the fiscal cliff. >> we were gonna go over the cliff before. we are gonna now because that's what the president wants. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner failed to get enough vote for his plan b on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people making more than a million dollars a year. on friday, they left town with no deal. >> i've
of upstate new york are seeing a heavy snowfall. the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning until midday today. if there is also a forecast of a totaled eight to 12 in. of snow by tonight. for those of you are traveling on roads, new york state police and the dot have kept files out to keep roads open. drivers will still have to be cautious. forecasters expected the snow will turn to drizzle. this may cause a black ice on the road. >> snow is falling at a rate of 2 in. per hour and portions of vermont, new hampshire, and new york. we have also seen power outages but it looks like some of the active weather will start to subside as we head into the weekend. regardless, we do have several watches and warnings on the screen. most of these will expire by letter on this afternoon. this has been a major storm that has affected majority of the country. we did have some snow up in texas and target as it touched down in the southern areas. we will continue to monitor this. >> it is definitely cloudy and we are seen sunshine. it is 43 degrees out the door in hayward and as we
the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite football player, giants wide receiver victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with -- at the angels and knocking their halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. meantime, newtown school officials have set up grief counselors to speak with students who are still dealing with this tragedy. brian. >> you, know marlie, is the sense back there that parents are going to send their kids back to school in the next couple of days, or -- or are they going to be sending them back maybe they are going to take a break and wait until after the christmas holidays? >> reporter: brian, some parents have expressed that they are hesitant to send their children back to school. one for security reasons. but mainly because they feel they are not emotionally ready. but other parents say it's important for the kids to go back to school today just to restore a sense of normalcy and get back to thei
to hurt anybody. >> even so authorities are investigating whether any crime was committed. abc news, new york. >> ama: well, let's get a check on the weather with sandy patel. our weather is changing. >> let's show you an outside shot. you can see how beautiful it alongs towards the golden gate bridge here. lots of sunshine out there. a few high clouds and that's it. let's go to live doppler 7hd right now and i'll show you what it looks like from this perspective. skies are clear. and we have no rain to speak of right now but our own radar on mt. st. helena will be tracking rain. today was warm, mild to warm, depending on where you are, and warm enough to set records. keptfield, 70 degrees, tied the previous record. 66 at the oakland airport. that actually broke its previous record by one degree. downtown oakland with 70 degrees. san jose, 67. up to 67 in half moon bay. san francisco, 66 degrees and a nice day down in upper napa area. 71 today. here are your current temperatures. still mild. 68 in oakland. 63 in san francisco. we have 66 degrees in san rafael. here are the highlights. cl
the christmas tree, new york lights the empire state building! here you see the top of the empire state building glowing with red and green lights. the lighting is -- of course -- in honor of christmas. with just one exception, this is how the empire state building will look every night through january 6th. santa clauses in japan taking to the slopes this holiday season. you can see them here, skiing down the slope. they also handed out candy and took some kids for their own ride down the mountain on sleds. >> 4:52. we will be back, this live look outside at the golden gate bridge. traffic it is easy and light. many people on vacation. and a reminder to catch doctor phil right after the kron four morning news at 10 a-m. >> rihanna shows us what the season of giving is all about. plus, is ben affleck considering a move from elizabeth corridan has today's hollywood minute. >> she has donated or $1 million to the hospital in barbados. in honor of her grandmother. and also, ben f. le is thinking about the political agenda. >> i do not want to speculate about my political future. >> he was testifying
at sandy hook reignited the raging debate over gun control. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg stepped up the new laws. >> i'm an american what he's your question? ? president obama made a new fiscal cliff offer, tax rates will go up on incoming above $400,000. >> the pacific northwest slammed by blinding mountain snow drenching rain and some damaging winds, knocked out power to thousands. >>> kicked around on the ground! that's the way this game should end, that's the way the jets' season should end. ugly and a loss. >>> jim boeheim a winner of 900 basketball games. >> and all that matters. >> we'll all miss him. that's a gross understatement. he's certainly one of the giants of the senate. >> richard engel and his crew are safe after they were kidnapped and held inside syria for five days. >> i hope we can laugh tonight after a horrible weekend. i just want the people in connecticut to know that we do not take what you're going through lightly and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us. >>> welcome to "cbs this "cbs this morning." students are goi
. . mr. murphy: i yield to the gentleman from new york, mr. engel. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. engel: mr. speaker, i have been to newtown, connecticut, and it's less than an hour's drive from my congressional district. we mourn all the people who lost their lives on friday, including 20 elementary school children and six educators. over the past few years, we have seen innocent lives lost to gun violence in a supermarket parking lot in arizona, a movie theater in colorado, an army base in texas, a college campus in virginia and now an elementary school in connecticut. the weapons have spawned these tragedies and long past time that we control them. the second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms but does not guarantee an absolute right to military-style, high caliber, semi-automatic, combat-assault rifles with high capacity magazines to anybody who wants them. it just does not and must not let interest groups persuade us otherwise. we need restrictions and sensible gun control legislation. we need them here and we need them now. our children are counti
) >> reporter: this helps fight hunger at at&t park alecia reed, kron 4 news . a new york woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train. >>> police say the surveillance video they released helped find erika menendez. the queens district attorney says menendez implicated herself in thursday's crime. he says she also professed hatred toward muslims and hindus. witnesses to the death say they saw a woman pacing the elevated platform and muttering to herself just before she pushed her victim. this was the second time this month someone was shoved to their death in front of a train. >>> 8: 22 hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. v
. >>> according to a story in the new york times, a bay area video company joined forces to promote the release of a game and the guns used in it. back in october, they released their latest website featuring gun manufacturing partners. they made many assault weapon accessories and the websites were disabled. >>> a woman was shot on christmas eve protecting the children around her. theresa cordova was trying to shield the children as bullets came through the better they will church monday -- bethel church monday night. the pastor explains what happened during his sermon. >> are you scared to go back? >> a little bit, but i have to go in. i am serving god and i have to go back. >> he has counted seven or eight shots in the wall of the church and one bullet ended up in the baby's stroller. >>> she drove her car into a group of four pedestrians. she died of her injuries and two other people were hurt but are expected to survive. >>> a manhole explosion shut down the area and fortunately nobody was hurt and nobody lost power. pg&e said it was caused by an underground vault fire. crews put that fire
a vigil for two new york state firefighters shot to death. they braved frigid temperatures and he set his house on fire and started shooting at random. two other firefighters are in the hospital in satisfactory condition. >>> former george hw bush is in guarded condition at a hospital. a spokesperson said he is in talking condition and is sounded by his family. he has been in the hospital since late last month for complications related to bronchitis. >> we are obviously hoping the medicines and treatments can help him turn things around. >> mr. bush is on a high fever and is on a high liquid diet. former president bush has also been at the hospital. >>> they are going to have high level talks regarding the fiscal cliff. here is more from washington d.c. >> reporter: senate for harry reid is trying to get republicans on board with the president's latest offer including raising taxes on those making 400,000 a year not 250,000. senator harry reid will pass this plan and does not want to put it to a vote unless he knows it will pass the housement they want to avoid fitting the call. house spe
officers in their schools. chuck southeast son, abc news, new york. >> so as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school she would program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> the family of apple founder steve jobs lost the fighting over an his yacht. it is over an unpaid bill. this is what the high-tech yacht venues looks like. the designer claims the heira owes him $4 million of the $12 million fee. the yacht cost $138 million to build. >>> san francisco police are marking the sixth anniversary of the death of within of their own today. officer brian was killed as he tried to arrest a prison escapee in the sunset district. the 28-year-old was one of several officers searching for 33-year-old morlon ruff. when police went to move in, rutf opened fire, hitting tavera, who died in the hospital the next day. if you w
dolan the new york archbishop spoke at her funeral. while the memorial to the victims grow bigger each day, the investigation continues into what led to the rampage. on wednesday, investigators removed boxes from the home of shooter adam lanza as they searched for a motive. for survivors class resume after the holidays in monroe. the sandy hook building may never reopen. dan dayton attended the school as a child. >> i knew every part of that school. so it's been tarnished forever. >> reporter: school officials say the new school will be a fresh start for a community that's struggling to move on. police reveal that there were two bedrooms in the home where adam lanza shared with his mother and one of the bedrooms in the basement she kept her weapons in a locked box. he obviously got access to them. he also kept his computer games and hard drive there. police he destroyed the hard drive so they couldn't find traces of what he was thinking or doing in the hours before last friday's shooting. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you. >>> peopl
for the big new year's eve ball drop at times square in new york city. today workers installed waterford crystal triangles on the ceremonial ball. more than a billion people across the world expected to watch the ball drop on tv. >>> for the cost of a postage stamp a group of bay area women received a priceless gift. cbs 5 reporter juliette goodrich explains how it all started with a discovery in the thrift store. >> these five cards must have somehow gotten mixed in. >> reporter: pam rousseau was at a thrift store in hayward when she found five cards sealed with handwritten addresses but no stamp. they were tucked away on a lower back shelf. >> the handwriting was scribbly and i wasn't sure if it might be an elderly person or... >> reporter: so she put stamps on them with a note attached explaining who she was and where she had found the letters. this card that pam put a stamp on made its way to the home in alameda. only as we find out, this card was supposed to have been sent five years ago to mary ann. >> and i opened it up and saw sue bunker's name and right away, i hit that, a card
they will meet again in new york today. today's talks will begin with inesof three people. including a young child. three other people including a police officer were taken to -- >> reporter: we just got an update from san jose fire spokesperson who says this is a very active scene an active investigation going on right now. this fire happened on bridge port court in san jose. the building effected is at the very end of this court to the left. you can see some of the fire trucks still out here. right now investigators are going through the apartment where this fire happened. combing through some of the evidence. trying to get some information to figure out how this fire started. it broke out around 11:00 last night. three people perished in the fire. according to several neighbors we talked to this morning the people who died were two grandparents and their granddaughter. they estimate she was about five years old. now the fire started and was mostly contained to the second story apartment building where the family was living. according to the neighbors we talk to the grandparents, mother an
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